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Newport Beach Couples Getaway / Waterfront Condo / Spa / Boat

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

This terrific 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath waterfront condo is only a 7 minute walk from the beach on the amazing Balboa Peninsula. It is ideal for a great couples get away, but would accommodate up to 4 with its living room convertible sofa. The patio includes a large stainless steel barbecue mounted in a granite topped stucco island and is a perfect place for alfresco dining with its full set of comfortable patio furniture. The patios’ crown jewel is a Sundance Spa with all sorts of variable jets, covered by a 10’ corner mounted market umbrella. Relax as romantic Venetian gondolas float slowly by. This rental includes a private boat dock and an 18’ Duffy electric boat which you can use to visit several classic waterfront restaurants in delightful Newport Harbor. (Brief checkout required for use of Duffy. No reduction in rent in case of unforseen mechanical failure of boat)

The condo features a full tile floor that extends through the wide sliding doors that open directly out to the patio. The secluded upstairs bedroom has a high beamed ceiling and features a queen size Tommy Bahama bed, with matching dressers, mirrored wardrobe closet, and ceiling fan. The master bathroom features a huge 8’ double shower, with European fixtures at both ends, allowing two to shower at once, if you need to save time? The kitchen is complete with a 42” built-in refrigerator/freezer, electric range & oven, microwave and lots of tile. The living room has a fire place, a piano, comfortable reclining chairs, convertible sofa, a 47” flat screen DirectTV, DVR, CD/DVD player, Wi-Fi.

Lido Village, with its historical Lido Theater, is just steps away, and a new shopping center is only two blocks away, anchored by a Pavilions market. Walk three blocks to the beach front walkway and nearby Newport Pier, surrounded by a large assortment of restaurants, local color drinking establishments, surf shops, and rental shops for bikes, skates, and kayaks. The Balboa Pier and the Fun Zone, with its ageless ferris wheel, boat rentals, and waterfront shops, is just a short distance away and is home to the Catalina Ferry. Check out our calendar, then call and reserve this exceptional vacation condo today. . . . it sure beats staying at a Newport Beach Hotel. You will have a great time on Newport’s beautiful Balboa Peninsula. Scroll down below guests comments for seasonal rates.


More Details

Robert Sasine
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Robert Sasine

We are seniors who love to travel and have been avid boaters all our lives. We live on our boat in a Long Beach Marina during the time our guests occupy our home.

Robert Sasine purchased this condo in 1991

Why Robert Sasine chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

This home is in Southern California with the best climate in country . . . . . no bugs, no oppressive heat or cold.

What makes this condo unique

Less than an 8 minute walk to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and water based activities. Parking outside, in front of our garage, for one car.


Balboa Peninsula Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) In living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Newport Beach Couples Getaway / Waterfront Condo / Spa / Boat
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Pleasant Hill, CA

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Robert and Louise were there to greet us upon arrival. The details of the property, including how to use the jacuzzi and Duffy boat were outlined. The kitchen had everything! We slept so well in the comfy bed in the upstairs bedroom. We had some friends over for a Duffy ride into the Newport Harbor and it was so much fun! We could also walk to the grocery store, restaurants and beach easily from the rental. Thank you so much Robert and Louise!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great outdoor space, great jacuzzi

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this home were very helpful and accommodating. The home is located on a lagoon close to the beach. The owners offer their duffy boat to use, which is a bonus. We did not take advantage of the boat. Maybe next time. The home is nice and clean. Bathroom upstairs is very large. The outdoor space was wonderful, for relaxing and visiting with friends. The Jacuzzi tub was also a bonus. We did not use the outside grill although if we had stayed longer we definitely would have put that to use. We will rent again if we stay in the Newport Beach area. Only suggestion, would be to make bikes available and maybe kayaks and paddle boards. We rented bikes at the pier for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

The Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

One of the favorite memories of our stay in Bob and Louise's home in Lido was the time spent cruising Newports' back bay in their electric Duffy boat. During our 35 years in Orange County, before retiring to Scottsdale, we always enjoyed Duffys and dining down on the peninsula. Their home's location is absolutely one of the best in many ways. One, they are only a couple of blocks from the shops at Lido, for dining and shopping. Especially the Bluewater Grill, our absolute favorite! Two, they are located on a quiet back bay with a wonderfull patio with barbeque and jacuzzi. And finally, they offered the use of their Duffy boat, which was our favorite pastime in all the years we lived there. I would recommend their home highly and look forward to another stay in the future.

Gregg & Becky

Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Perfect for a quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! Comfortable, clean, well-furnished, and perfect for an individual, a mature couple’s destination or a quiet girl’s weekend. Bob and Louise were onsite to meet me when I arrived and make sure I was all set. The location is ideal in so many ways, close to the beach, shopping, and many restaurants. The kitchen is fully equipped with just about anything you can think of, and this made meal preparation at the condo very easy. Louise recommended a great fish market close by, Santa Monica Seafood on 17th Street just off of Newport Blvd., and they had an incredible selection of fresh fish. Having Pavillion’s just a couple of blocks away made for convenient grocery shopping. For dining out I enjoyed Harborside Restaurant near the Balboa Pier with friends who live close by, the calamari appetizer and halibut dinner entrée were both excellent. There is so much to compliment with the neighborhood being very quiet, being on the water created an incredible ambiance unlike any other, and having a place to park the car was priceless. Thank you, Bob and Louise!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Week Long Getaway To The Sun

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented Bob & Louise's lovely waterfront property, this past week. We loved the space, the well equipped kitchen, outdoor space, hot tub and boat. The bedroom and main bathroom were very large and great for 2. We have stayed at other VRBO's over the years and we don't always have closet or dressers available and here we had both! We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub at the end of each day and watching the boats and the occasional gondola slowly parade by. The ad accurately describes the space and all amenities. You can walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes. A number of restaurants and even a nice big grocery store are all within a 2-3 minute walk. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Newport Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had An Excellent Time and the House Was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Hi! My fiance' and I just spent July 6-13th at this home and had a wonderful time! The place was everything that we wanted and more. Super comfortable and the large french doors opening up to the patio with the breeze was amazing! The electric Duffy was the icing on the cake! We had such a great time and highly recommend this place to stay. Bob & Louise and their daughter were very responsive when I had a few questions after check in and we had a small delay in the Duffy use. They immediately took care of everything. Their is a grocery store just a few blocks away and so conveinetly located to everything. Thank goodness for the parking spot infront of the garage. We would have died without having that. This was our first time renting a house thru vrbo and would do it again. I wasn't sure what all would be included in the kitchen like measuring cups, tblsp & tsps and spices and so forth so of course I totally overpacked. This home was so enjoyable that we cooked at the property 4 nights and that is more than we do at home so a huge compliment to this place. I highly recommend staying here and would stay again! Thank you Bob & Louise for great memories at your Home!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice comments . . . we try hard to make everybody's stay enjoyable in our terrific town.
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Orange County California (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Newport Beach Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Irvine
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles

World class shopping in South Coast Plaza and Newport Center. Disneyland is 30 minutes away. Catalina Flier catamaran close by in our harbor, featuring a daily 90 minute high speed trip to the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Brief Duffy check ride required

50% to reserve then balance 15 days prior to occupancy. Personal checks only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.